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2005-07-07

ロンドンで同時多発爆破テロ 公共交通を標的に 現在負傷者搬送中

G8開催中のイギリス。
首都ロンドンで、同時多発爆破テロが起きた。現在、負傷者を救助、搬送中だ。
BBCがロンドン各所から生放送中。
狙われたのは、地下鉄とバスで、現在すべての公共交通が止まっている。二階建てバスの一台は、半分が吹き飛ばされた。犠牲者が道路に横たわっている、との報もある。

NHKがBBCの放送を一部伝えている。

ロンドンの地下鉄・バスで同時爆発、50人死亡の情報も 2005年07月07日19時35分


地下鉄エッジウエアロード駅の現場に駆けつけた救急隊=AP
 主要国首脳会議(G8サミット)が開かれている英国の首都ロンドンで7日朝(日本時間同日夕)、爆発が相次いだ。
 ロンドン中心部の地下鉄オールドゲート駅付近で爆発があり、乗客ら数人がけがをした。地下鉄会社の関係者は、爆発の原因は電気系統の故障によるものという。地下鉄は全線不通となった。
 また、地下鉄の爆発の直後、ロンドン中心部のラッセル広場近くで二階建てバスが爆発した。
 地元警察当局によると、50人の死者が出たとの情報がある。爆発の原因やけが人の数はわからない。

BBCでは、市内の病院に電話してインタビュー。
 近所のホテルに負傷者を集め、重傷者を病院に搬送している。今日予定されていた手術はすべて中止、外来患者も受けてない。ロンドン中の病院が負傷者の受け入れに備えているところだ。
との話。で、
 よほどのケガでない限り、救急車を呼ばないで欲しい
と呼びかけている。負傷者数はシャレにならない数に達してる模様。

まだ全容ははっきりしない。地下鉄は五つの駅で爆発があった、という情報が流れている。

スコットランドヤードからの情報から。
 二名の死亡を確認
とのこと。たぶん、犠牲者の数はもっと増えるだろう。二階建てバスの爆破状況を見ると、少ない数とは思えない。

昨夜の五輪開催決定から一転。
通勤時間を狙った卑劣なテロだ。

現在のBBC ニュースから。
Two killed in London explosions

Firefighters aid an injured passenger at Aldgate station
Two people died and large numbers of casualties were reported after at least six blasts on the Underground network and a double-decker bus in London.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4659093.stm
で、上のソースで


The BBC's Frank Gardner said Arab sources said the blasts were probably the work of al-Qaeda.

って言ってるんだけど、マジ? ホントにアルカイーダの犯行?

ロンドン大学病院前からのレポート。
救急搬送がひっきりなしに到着。
それと献血のために市民が次々訪れている。

Yahoo.ukはアルカイダテロ説を載せている。


Thursday July 7, 12:23 PM London blasts fit al Qaeda-type pattern -analysts

BERLIN (Reuters) - Apparently coordinated blasts across London's transport network on Thursday bear similarities to last year's Madrid bombings and suggest an attack in the style of al Qaeda, security analysts said.

Officially, there was no immediate confirmation from authorities that they were treating the explosions as an attack by militants. London's police chief said there were about six blasts.

The use of near-simultaneous attacks to cause maximum damage and panic is a tactic frequently used by al Qaeda, from the 1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in East Africa to the September 11 attacks on the United States with four hijacked airliners in 2001.

Since then, the pattern has been repeated in deadly attacks attributed to al Qaeda or like-minded Islamist militants in Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Saudia Arabia, Turkey and Spain.

The London blasts, at underground stations and on buses, had clear echoes of March 11, 2004, when 10 bombs hidden in sports bags exploded on four packed commuter trains in Madrid at the height of the morning rush hour, killing 191 people.

"There are lots of parallels with the Madrid blast...We have to assume it's a terrorist attack," said German security analyst Rolf Tophoven.

"The first thing that's very obvious is the synchronised nature of the attacks, and that's pretty classic for al Qaeda or al Qaeda-related organisations," said Budapest-based security analyst Sebestyen Gorka.

"If we're talking about several attacks on one day, then there's a good likelihood we're talking about a known quantity here...The similarities to Madrid are clear."

As with the Madrid attacks, which occurred three days before a general election, the London blasts appeared timed to coincide with a major political event.

They took place as leaders of the Group of Eight nations were meeting on the first full day of a summit in Scotland -- an event which required its own massive security operation and drew heavily on police and counter-terrorist resources.

U.S. terrorism expert Richard Clarke said on ABC television in the United States: "This is a highly complex, coordinated attack. This is clearly in my mind related to the fact that the prime minister of the United Kingdom is at the other end of the country hosting the leaders of the industrial world.

"If it is Islamic terrorism -- jihadist terrorism -- they are sending a message that the leaders of the industrial world are being mocked and laid low by the jihadist terrorists."

Britain has three decades of experience combating Northern Irish guerrilla violence but it has not until now suffered an Islamic militant attack, although police say they have thwarted several attempts and have said repeatedly a successful strike is only a matter of time.

Britain presents a likely target for Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda and affiliated groups because Prime Minister Tony Blair's government has staunchly backed U.S. President George W. Bush in the war on terrorism, including the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Casualties from Thursday's attacks were unclear but they sent financial markets diving and threw London, Europe's biggest financial centre into chaos.

Propaganda messages from bin Laden have shown a keen awareness of the economic impact of al Qaeda attacks and attached importance to hitting economic targets and key infrastructure.

続き。ヨーロッパのアルカイーダを名乗る組織が犯行声明を出している。この声明の真偽は不明。


Statement claiming London attacks

The BBC has located an Islamist website that has published a 200-word statement issued by an organisation saying it carried out the London bombings.
The organisation calls itself the Secret Organisation Group of al-Qaeda [literally the base] of Jihad Organisation in Europe.

The group not previously been heard of.

The website has previously carried statements purporting to be from al-Qaeda. It is not possible to verify such claims published on the web.

This is the full text of the statement.

In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate, may peace be upon the cheerful one and undaunted fighter, Prophet Muhammad, God's peace be upon him.

Nation of Islam and Arab nation: Rejoice for it is time to take revenge against the British Zionist Crusader government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters.

We have repeatedly warned the British Government and people. We have fulfilled our promise and carried out our blessed military raid in Britain after our mujahideen exerted strenuous efforts over a long period of time to ensure the success of the raid.

We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all the Crusader governments that they will be punished in the same way if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He who warns is excused.

God says: "You who believe: If ye will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly."

23時30分過ぎまでに発表された死者の数は30名以上。


More than 30 die in London blasts

Passengers evacuate an underground train at Kings Cross (Photo: Alexander Chadwick)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/05/in_pictures_enl_1120742501/img/1.jpg

A series of bomb attacks on London's transport network have killed more than 30 people and injured scores more.
(以下略)

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